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Fallen from Grace by Laura Leone

Fallen from Grace

by Laura Leone

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Um... Dan made me read this book since she's asking me to read it with her. So I said yes and read it. I didn't even know it was Adult Fiction, found it later after reading the first pages of it, I just WOW.

Fallen from Grace is totally out of my comfort zone. I haven't tried reading adult fiction much, um, okay I've read Danielle Steel (have some sex scene but not detailed) and one Sidney Sheldon and a book about faeries (forgot the title and the author, but slightly erotica).

The difference was Fallen From Grace was not really all about sex. Well, okay. It was about sex, about prostitution. But it is not always about it, I mean, if you're waiting for them to get it on everyday and read it in detailed, then you're waiting in vain. Sure, some parts are semi-detailed but that's it.

Ryan, as the blurb said, is a high-priced prostitute when he met Sara, his next door neighbor and a writer. Ryan's past is still hunting him even though it's been 10 years. I like Ryan not because he's good at sex or anything. I like him because he tried to separate his prostitute life and his personal life. He's charming, good looking, well, a prostitute needed those qualities. But what I like the most was that he didn't push Sara. I mean he could definitely ensnare her so he could make love to her but he didn't. Cause Sara's special to him.

The story mostly revolves about Ryan. How he met Sara, wanted out of the prostitution business, but his b*tch of a boss wouldn't let him because of personal reasons. And how he wants to save Adam, a kid who pick pocketed his wallet, and get him away from the streets. Since he was from the streets too, he know the life of a street kid. HE knows Adam wouldn't survive for long if he stayed in there.

So I think I'm spoiling it too much. I just want to say that you should read it. Cause this book is full of emotions, you really would want to know why Ryan's like that, why he choose to be a prostitute, how he wanted Sara so much and how Sara handled Ryan. I love Sara because she's so supportive to Ryan, she shows how much she loves him. Willing to go to anything just for him.

Yes, okay. I'll stop. Just read it. :) I liked it very much. And btw, if you'll have theories like we, Kingston and I, have, you might want to prepare for it. Cause what we have in mind didn't even appear on the book. LMAO! :P

Btw, again, I really don't like the cover. It's not that catchy. It's not like I'm picking up a book because I saw that there's a hot abs in the cover. LOL! I wish the cover could be changed to more appropriate one. ( )
  lexiechan | Sep 10, 2013 |
Aah the prostitue hero with a heart of gold. Unusual hero for romance but I loved it. ( )
  saturnnalia | Jul 13, 2013 |
Well, I agree with everyone else. This book is simply amazing. Trully amazing. Gosh, I'm blabbering. Just do yourself a favor and read it. 'Nough said. ( )
  faniP | Aug 24, 2012 |
3.5 starsThis is my second male prostitute book. I liked Curio better but this one explores different aspects so they can't really be directly compared I don't think apart from the obvious. Sara's attitudes bothered me from time to time - she was pretty uptight and uncompromising. On the other hand, Ryan wanted to stop being a prostitute so maybe her ultimatum is what he needed. There were things I wish were further explored in the book and I did wonder why Ryan couldn't just save his money and then leave town and set up somewhere else - surely Catherine doesn't have an unlimited reach? Those aspects lessened my enjoyment of the story somewhat but I did otherwise like it.www.kaetrinsmusings.blogspot.com ( )
  Kaetrin | Aug 13, 2012 |
Ignore the cover of this book. The various covers are all equally horrible and do not give the reader any indication what this book is about. Ignore the title, nobody in this book fell from grace, so again the title tells the reader nothing. Despite the title and the cover, this book is a solid contemporary romance novel. If you like witty dialogue, a slow building romance which develops out of a friendship and books that touch on social issues in an intelligent way, then you will enjoy Fallen From Grace.

I started this book on Friday afternoon around 3:00 pm and finished by 2:00 am -- reading in stolen moments from my family. It pulled me in and I did not want to put it down. I laughed, I stressed, I was happy this book effected me at all levels.

Fallen From Grace deals intelligently with past sexual abuse, family problems and sexual orientation issues and never ever does it glamorize prostitution -- which surprised me. The book is sexy and romantic and fun, but fairly intelligent. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy contemporary romance novels. ( )
  ReginaR | May 19, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786247088, Hardcover)

While trying to save her spiraling career, Sara Diamond befriends her new next door neighbor, Ryan Kinsmore. A soft-spoken younger man with charm and good looks, Ryan leads a mysterious double life which becomes increasingly hard for him to conceal from Sara as their intimacy grows.

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While trying to save her spiraling career, writer Sara Diamond befriends her new next-door neighbor, Ryan Kinsmore. A soft-spoken younger man with charm and good looks, Ryan leads a mysterious double life which becomes increasingly hard for him to conceal from Sara as their intimacy grows. Even after Ryan falls in love with her and stops pretending to himself that this isn't wrong, that Sara won't be hurt by their relationship, he can't gove her up or walk away. As Sara learns the truth about him, trapped in a world of lies, danger, and sex-for-hire, Ryan becomes determined to find a way out of the life he was drawn into as a runaway minor, and equally determined to rescue a street kid whom he finds falling into the same traps which once caught him. But Ryan's secret life is lived in a ruthless world which won't easily let him go. Having fallen so far from grace, can he find his way back?… (more)

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